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…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Bowler Off-Road Nemesis GT4?

Bowler Off-Road Nemesis

Sure, it shares a grill with Land Rover, but that’s where the similarities end between the Bowler Off-road Nemesis GT4 and its British born brethren.

Designed to be a ‘road-going’ version of their Dakar-ready racer,

‘It’s going to be as close as we can get to the rally car,’ said Rob Critchlow, Bowler’s international sales manager.

‘It’s never going to be a luxury car – it’ll be a sport-derived sports car but with climate control and leather bucket seats from Recaro. And it’ll be stormingly fast.’

It better be!

Specs include a supercharged, 4.2-litre Jaguar V8 making in excess of 500 horsepower, a ‘slightly’ tuned-down suspension (when compared to their full racer), four sets of sports seats, an advanced tubular space frame, fuel cell, and climate control to keep the desert heat at bay.

Bowler Off-Road Nemesis Detail

Want your own Dakar-ready racer?

Better hurry: Bowler only intends to make 50 per year, and with a price tag expected to be in the region of $190,000, you’ll probably want to live somewhere in or around the UAE before opening up the checkbook and considering a purchase like this, since it’s not a like you’ll want to plow this thing through Los Angeles traffic on a daily basis…

Over, maybe; but through, definitely not.

[Bowler Off-Road – Nemesis]

[Via: CAR Via: Jalopnik]

…Apples are great for autos?

Hummer HX iPhone

The iPod/iPhone is quickly becoming an automotive designers go-to gadget for futuristic tech integration.

First, there was the Land Rover LRX concept that started with the push of an iPhone button.

Now, the Hummer HX concept takes video from the front bumper mounted camera and records it directly to a dock mounted iPod.

What will they think of next?

[Via: Jalopnik]

…Land Rover loves the iPhone?

Land Rover LRX

Talk about product placement!

Land Rover LRX Interior

The new Land Rover LRX concept not only has a special cradle/dock for your iPhone, it actually uses you phone to start the car!

[Land Rover]

[Via: Jalopnik]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: STRUT?


Today’s tuner is a little different. STRUT doesn’t do engines, suspensions, or transmissions. STRUT does automotive accessories. This isn’t just any old mom and pop accessory business that sells the latest glue on grills through your local Pep Boys though. Oh no. STRUT caters to a higher end clientele. You may have seen their stuff on Unique Whips, and obvious devotee of the STRUT line. That’s because STRUT is the name to trust when you want to add a little bling to your Bentley, luxury to your Land Rover, or class to your Cadillac. They don’t even like to call the products they sell accessories, preferring the words “automotive jewelry” instead.

Strut 2

Their automotive jewelry collection is “designed for discriminating automotive enthusiasts who demand the height of sophistication and style in all of life’s passions”. Each piece is handcrafted from chromed 316L stainless steel, hand-polished, then signed by the artisan, and is designed to provide “ongoing luster and a superior appearance” through any weather condition.

Strut 3

I definitely like the look STRUT is going for, with very clean lines and a smooth, subtle appearance. STRUT specializes in grilles, hood vents, side vents, replacement badges, and accessory plates, with a focus on turning your everyday ride into a STRUTmobile, and I definitely wouldn’t mind having one of those.


[Unique Whips]